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The Popoki Lounge
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Joined: Jul 15, 2011
Posts: 61
From: Cleveland, OH
Posted: 2013-07-07 1:29 pm   Permalink

So, after the original shell construction phase (which only took about 5-6 weeks thanks to our awesome builder)...onto the Polynesian Bar Phase.

Painted all the walls brown. Reed and matting tend to show through if stark white is behind it.

Started putting up lauhala matting. It's a pain to work with. It came in rolls that wanted to roll back up like when bugs bunny tries to unroll blueprints! I used contact cement and staples.

Reed fencing for the bottom. Staples through the wiring holds it on the wall pretty well.

Finished "accent" tapa wall with burnt 1/2 round bamboo installed. You can also see the routed and stained baseboardtrim I did all around the room

Bar framing..I had no idea what to do!! It's a full wet bar with a small sink near the wall return...which I haven't ran water lines to yet.

1/2" Plywood for the front and 3/4" for the top. Now, It looks like a bar!

Framing the thatched roof overhang above the bar. Very tricky.

So, that about does it for the construction phase. I have tons more pics of construction, but that isn't why we are all here! I'll start a new post with the Tiki-fied room!

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